The beautiful “Lantern Picture Scroll" is the scenery of Yumura Onsen town lined along the river and wrapped in fantasy when lit up at night. One of the summer traditions is an event where lanterns get sent down with river at dusk. It attracts many people to the area. The nights are cool in summer along the river and the lantern event also includes a bonfire and concert.
The Yumura Fire Festival started in the Edo period has continued to be held since the establishment of Yumura Onsen as a town. Children gather at Shofuku-ji temple with torches, and walk along the river to the sound of flutes. While singing their song and carrying the fire, they pray for good health and good crops.